Some of you may have read Gerard Stamp’s Private View the other
week (Campaign, 29 May) and thought him a coward for not naming and
shaming the ad he claimed to have hated so much. Well, here we bring you
proof that he is, in fact, a very brave man.
Last week, Stamp, the executive creative director of Leo Burnett, jumped
off the top of the agency building, along with 62 of his colleagues. Not
that life was getting too much to bear, of course. No, this feat was
executed to raise money for the Cancer Research Campaign, Red Cross and
Charlie Waller Memorial Fund.
Although they were ably assisted by soldiers from the King’s Road Tenth
Parachute Regiment, Nick Brien, the agency’s chief executive, would only
abseil down the building once Stamp had led the way. Some might say he
was scared, others that he’d tampered with the ropes - as ever, we’re
not ones to gossip.
It seems the five paras proved a big hit in the agency’s bar afterwards
and, for the record, we are interested in identifying the female
Burnetts staffer who woke up in the King’s Road barracks the next